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The Finding Models Course

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I've heard it over and over again. "I don't know what to say when I'm shooting... I don't how to instruct them... How do you get women comfortable during the photoshoot?" I've decided to film two entire photoshoots where you actually get to see my mental process as I move through a shoot and hear exactly what I say at different points during my photoshoots.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    A Message from Michael

  • 2

    Course PDF

    • Finding Models Course PDF
    • 25 Outfit Ideas
  • 3

    Finding Models in Hawaii

    • 1. 28 Days Before the Shoot
    • 2. 24 Days Before the Shoot
    • 3. 16 Days Before the Shoot
    • 4. Choosing Shoot Location
    • 5. How to Stay Organized
  • 4

    The Hawaii Photoshoot

    • 1. Introduction FREE PREVIEW
    • 2. Choosing Outfits
    • 3. Pose Instruction and First Outfit
    • 4. Second Outfit
    • 5. Third Outfit
    • 6. Forth Outfit
    • Jade's Photos from The Shoot
  • 5

    Finding Models in Bali

    • 1. Messaging Models from @sassermotion
    • 2. Recap of What Worked
    • 3. Messaging Models from @sasserstillsboudoir
    • 4. If You Have NO Portfolio
  • 6

    The Bali Photoshoot

    • 1. Bali Photoshoot Preview
    • 2. Welcome and First Outfit
    • 3. Second Outfit
    • 4. Third Outfit
    • Lily's Photos from The Shoot
  • 7

    Editing and Discounts

    • Editing from Shoot
    • Editing With Presets
    • Free YouTube Editing Videos Plus Preset Discount!
  • 8


    • Survey: Let me know what you thought!
  • 9

    Basic Camera Settings

    • Basic Camera Settings
    • YouTube Video Tutorial Recommendations

Finding The Right Model

You might be thinking, "I just need to shoot anyone." But some are easier to photograph than others, and while it doesn't hurt to message everyone, I show you what to look for and how to find models that will be a good fit for what you're looking to shoot, and how to avoid the ones who won't.

The Perfect Message

I went to Bali and Hawaii and recorded every message I sent and received when setting my shoots there so you can follow along line by line to see what works.
I've messaged hundreds of potenial models and found what gives the highest chance of someone getting back to you. I've done this with my @sasserstillsboudoir instagram account that has over 50,000 followers, and I've done this with my old account that has 5 boudoir pictures and under 3,000 followers. It works for both.

Client Communication

In these behind the scenes videos I don't stop to talk to the camera, I don't explain from a photographers perspective what I want the model to do. All of the behind the scenes is as if you're a fly on the wall, watching me as I go through a real session.

Get Inside My Head

With voiceovers during the photoshoots, I'll be explaining exactly what was going through my head, tips for getting variety, why I chose certain words, how I go from average pictures to great pictures and more.


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  • I don't even have a portfolio, is this course for me?

    YES! I created this course to help get people started. All you need is the desire to shoot. I go over what to say when you don't have any pictures of your own to show. I go over how to shoot in different locations and situations. You'll do great.

  • How many times can I watch the course?

    UNLIMITED! Once you purchase you'll have lifetime access to watch as many times as you want. It's streaming so it loads quickly.

  • Can I watch this course on an iPad/Tablet or phone?

    YES! You will be able to watch instantly on any device.

  • How long will I have access to the course?

    Forever. When you buy this course you’ll always have access to it.

  • Can I watch it offline?

    YES! You can download the files to a computer.

  • Do I need an expensive full frame camera for this to work for me?

    NO. You will learn how I message and shoot no matter what camera you have.

  • Do you have a refund policy?

    I have worked tireless to make this course worth triple what I’m charging, and to get all of my best knowledge into your hands. I’m confident it will help get you to where you want to be. If you don’t feel you’ve learned how to get started after watching this course, then the course is on me!

  • I don't travel that much, will this work in my hometown?

    This works best for people who live within an hour's drive of an average sized city. If you are in a town of under 5,000 and 250 miles away from the next large town, you'll have a hard time getting started.

Your Instructor:

Michael Sasser

Chief Instructor

Michael Sasser

Hello friend! Nice to meet you! I am Michael Sasser, your instructor for this course and I am SO excited to meet you. I have been a professional photographer for 11 years (I know, I can’t believe it either!). My first job was photographing children’s sports for 16 hours a day in the dead of summer for less than $10 an hour. I decided that I needed to make a change if I was going to make this a real living. I photographed high school senior portraits, headshots, weddings, even music videos and wedding videos until I found boudoir. Now, I’ve been exclusively photographing boudoir for over three years: improving the lives of my clients and enjoying the extra time (and income!) it requires to travel more. I can’t wait to help you reach your goals!

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If you don't feel you've learned how to get started after watching, the course is on me!

More Testimonials

I've gone through it already since last time and loved it. Found a ton of value from it, and a lot of things I think I've also learned from you via your YouTube videos/free content, as well as experiencing a shoot with you. I think it's awesome to have all the juicy info in one place for people. Some of the other courses I've gone through on creative live were all over the place, and Sue Bryce is so broad (and evidently isn't a huge fan of boudoir), so yours is perfect and from what it seems like, everything people are looking for.

Your content is by far the best out there for boudoir and it's so exciting to see you freaking killing it and seen as an expert in the genre. :)

- luxe.imagery


My average was $900 prior to your course. I laid it out just like you show in the module and just recently added the *Most Popular*! And I'm able to build onto the sale with the credit.

And thank you so much. I've invested in courses that were several hundred and this has definitely made the biggest impact in my biggest.

I'm still working on refining my video skills. But everything that I've purchased from you has been great!

Thank you so much!!

Seriously increased my average by $700. Thanks Michael.

- Myesha Williams

I'm sure you've seen my name a thousand times lately, but so far I'm hitting my goals for January. Not only did I take your online accelerator course but I re-evaluated my pricing and structured everything so that I actually get to pay myself something! I'm already booking into March and April. You've truly inspired me to go full force into this.

- Heather Nixon Photography

Michael, honestly I found out about your YouTube channel a couple months ago, and your tutorials have been great and I got the motivation I need to do only boudoir, before watching your videos, and although I loved the boudoir for the impact it could make on someone's life, I was so afraid of what people would think, of a male photographer doing boudoir. So, I just bought the accelerator course, and it is just priceless, it gives me the ideas, tips I need to price my work... and hopefully I will be as successful as you are in the business!!!

- Chris Ventura Photography

So I just did my first boudoir shoot after having purchased your course and I couldn't be happier! My previous experience was filled with awkward silences and no structure or flow for posing. But the one I did last night after your course was 100 times more comfortable and smooth! I can't wait to do even more!

- Adam

G'day mate.
Thought I'd drop a quick message to say how much I'm loving the accelerator course. It's really given me the kick up the ass I needed to smash through any doubts I had and really get serious about my work.
I only found your You Tube channel last week and I've been hooked since.
Cheers for sharing so much knowledge.
I'll buy the beers if you ever make it to Perth, Australia.

- Paul

Hey there Michael,
I just wanted to reach out and thank you so much. I stumbled across your youtube a few months ago and have basically watched every video you have on there (not a creep, I promise! haha) and I just love how real you are whether it be a video promo more geared towards your clients but also with fellow photographers.
I have done some little classes, workshops, and tutorials geared toward boudoir photography and I have found your free AND paid classes have been more helpful than any of the others combined. The biggest think being you are yourself, and you are HONEST. You don't fill your videos with baited marketing techniques.
You have such amazing eye for detail and insight and just have this amazing way of being able to explain things and I seem to click well with.
I think the idea you had with the spotlight "show" as well is perfect because it's not only then just your way of running a boudoir business but get to see so many others and their struggles or achievements.
Just recently finished your accelerator course and loved it and can't wait to try out some of the posing and new tricks that I have learned.
I am a talker so sorry for how long winded this thank you was but, again, THANK YOU !!

- Colleena Heney

Going to have my first client over $1000 bucks book in on Thursday. Can't thank you enough mate.

Hey Michael. Just wanted to say thanks for your boudoir accelerator course. It was so helpful in launching my boudoir business! From creating awesome images to how to build the business, it made is so easy! I already have 9 sessions scheduled for this month and it's all because of the skills and tips I learned from the course!

A Few Photographer Reviews

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I bought this course without hesitation after watching several of Michael Sasser's Youtube videos.  What makes this course so good is Michael's frank and honest delivery.  He has the likable personality that makes him feel like a long lost friend. The course provides excellent examples for every topic explained and prepares for every aspect of the shoot. It's all about providing an amazing experience for the client.  

- Thomas T.

Michael's accelerator course was by far the best money I've spent for my business. I've spent THOUSANDS of dollars on other courses that didn't even compare to his! His posing guide is hands down amazing! I cannot wait for my sessions this weekend to give them a try! Thank you so much Michael!

- Tanna D.

For photographers transitioning from other lines of photography, the information contained in this course is invaluable.  Knowing your craft while shooting portraits and landscapes is one thing, but making the jump to boudoir requires a totally new set of soft skills and knowledge.  This course is packed with real-world information that you will undoubtedly place into practice quickly, and with a renewed confidence.  I consider it to be expert advice, wholeheartedly.

- Michael N.